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Three Raramuri Criollo cows standing in a feedlot pen at the New Mexico State University Clayton Livestock Research Center in Clayton, New Mexico. Raramuri Criollo cattle are one of 33 known biotypes of heritage Criollo cattle that exist throughout the Americas today. The Tarahumara communities of the Copper Canyon of Chihuahua, Mexico have raised Raramuri Criollo cattle in fairly isolated locations for close to four centuries. Raramuri Criollo cattle have undergone natural selection to adapt to the harsh and variable environment of the Copper Canyon while receiving minimal modern-day animal husbandry inputs.

Raramuri Criollo Cows

Credit: Glenn Duff

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Publisher: Sustainable Southwest Beef Project (https://southwestbeef.org/)

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Description: Three Raramuri Criollo cows standing in a feedlot pen at the New Mexico State University Clayton Livestock Research Center in Clayton, New Mexico. Raramuri Criollo cattle are one of 33 known biotypes of heritage Criollo cattle that exist throughout the Americas today. The Tarahumara communities of the Copper Canyon of Chihuahua, Mexico have raised Raramuri Criollo cattle in fairly isolated locations for close to four centuries. Raramuri Criollo cattle have undergone natural selection to adapt to the harsh and variable environment of the Copper Canyon while receiving minimal modern-day animal husbandry inputs.

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